The 11th-ranked Georgia men’s golf team stands third after one round of the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate.
On Friday at The Farm, the Bulldogs posted a 3-over-par 291. Georgia is 11 shots behind tournament host Georgia Tech and one stroke behind second-place North Carolina.
Senior captain Joey Garber paced the Bulldogs with a 1-under 71. He stands fifth individually, four strokes behind Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans. Senior Michael Cromie and sophomore Lee McCoy followed Garber at even-par 72 and they are 10th. Freshman Greyson Sigg signed for a 4-over 76. Junior Nicholas Reach had the Bulldogs’ non-counting score of 8-over 80.
The Carpet Capital Collegiate will continue on Saturday and will conclude on Sunday. For nine-hole scoring, visit golfstat.com. [Georgia Sports Communications]
Clemson was very much an unknown to the Bulldogs. Were they as good as advertised? How much improved was their defense going to be? South Carolina, on the other hand, is far from an unknown. The Bulldogs and Gamecocks have gotten to know each other quite well during the Steve Spurrier era at South Carolina, and everyone but everyone knows who Jadeveon Clowney is.If the Georgia offensive line can survive the initial onslaught by Clowney when he is pumped full of adrenaline and leaping tall buildings with a single bound (which I think they will), then once he’s gassed in the third quarter, Clowney will end up being a complete non-factor in this game.
Murray is 0-3 against South Carolina, Saturday’s opponent in Athens. But when it comes to Georgia’s other rivals Murray is 3-0 vs. Georgia Tech, 3-0 vs. Tennessee, 2-1 vs. Florida and 2-1 vs. Auburn (the only loss being to the 2010 national champions).I guess none of those 22 wins were big games because the line of questioning arose again this week after Murray committed two crucial turnovers at Clemson.
The onus has been placed on the fanbase to be loud. Do know that a few folks will be sitting and I guess that’s fair for some of our elderly friends. That being said, I don’t think there should be any griping if someone in your section is standing and yelling their head off.The new young alumni section will add about 2,000 tickets in the upper corner of the closed endzone. These people were the ones who really wanted the tickets, and are incredibly grateful for the chance to obtain season tickets for the first time. They still carry the excitement they had a students, and will provide a good energy level.
It’s time to re-establish Sanford and it’s 93,000 patrons as a true hostile SEC environment that is not a welcome place to play for opponents. Despite whatever factors you think we could improve it’s time to get over that and do all we can as fans to help this team. This is a huge potential momentum builder game to get this thing back on track, and I’m hopeful that no energy has been lost given the Clemson loss. It’s time to get this thing back to where it should.
Georgia lost its first game of the season to Clemson 38-35 in a bruising encounter. In the process, it lost its top wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who was injured during a touchdown celebration. You could not make it up. Oh, and it would have tied the game up in the third quarter had they not missed an easy field goal. And quarterback Aaron Murray didn’t throw a touchdown – despite throwing for over 300 yards, and had an horrific fumble. South Carolina, on the other hand, ghosted past North Carolina 27-10, despite star defensive end and potential NFL first round pick Jadeveon Clowney looked well below par.Defensively, Georgia gets Josh Harvey-Clemons back from suspension, which should be a big plus. On the other side, watch out for Carolina’s OTHER pass-rusher, Chaz Sutton. He’s nasty.Well, it all comes down to this.
This rivalry has been brutal on Georgia in the past three meetings, with South Carolina winning the last three. Carolina’s QB tandem of Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson are great, and should test Georgia’s secondary, while Mike Davis, the Gamecocks RB, should help to pound the ‘D’. On the other side, Carolina’s going to have to deal with Georgia’s RB tandem of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, and if Aaron Murray can get any support from his offensive line, they might be able to get some points on the board.
BOTTOM LINE: Go with South Carolina. Georgia – a 3-point favorite has got too many problems at the moment (including a poor offensive line playing a NASTY Gamecocks pass-rush)
Georgia had a lot of things go wrong last week and still lost by just three points to a very good Clemson team. South Carolina started out on fire, then plateaued but still rolled over UNC and kept a high-powered offense in check. Last years blowout by South Carolina was an anamoly in this rivarly but I don’t think you can ignore the trend of the Gamecocks winning recently. South Carolina has won three straight in this rivalry and I think you have to pick them until the Bulldogs step up and beat them.
Prediction: South Carolina 31 Georgia 30
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